Students get Distracted Driving message

Distracted driving accidents kill about 6,000 people in America every year. And a national group is trying to prevent young people from ever getting into the habit of driving while distracted by phone calls or texts.

The “Save A Life Tour” stopped at Marquette Senior High School this week with a high–tech driving simulator.

Students got to see and feel what it’s like to drive while answering texts.  And they saw how easily distractions lead to accidents.

Texting while driving has been illegal in Michigan for three years now.  And three weeks ago, hand–held cell phones were banned for Michigan teens while behind the wheel.

When the tour manager was in high school, he was a passenger in a one–car distracted driving accident.  His best friend was driving.  And another passenger in the vehicle was killed.